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The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1)
     

The Deepest Cut, (MacKinnon Curse series, book 1)

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by J.A. Templeton
 

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Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start

Overview

Sixteen-year-old Riley Williams has been able to see ghosts since the car crash that took her mother's life and shattered her family. Guilt-ridden over the belief that she's somehow responsible for her mom's death, Riley is desperate to see her mother's elusive spirit to gain her forgiveness.

When her father moves the family to Scotland so they can all start over, Riley believes her life couldn't get worse––that is until the ghost of nineteen-year-old Ian MacKinnon catches her purposely cutting herself. An uneasy truce quickly turns into friendship, and soon Riley's falling hard for Ian.

Riley believes her gift could help Ian end the curse that has kept him tied to the land for centuries, but that would mean letting him go forever and she's not sure she is strong enough to do that. As if her life wasn't complicated enough, the spirit of the woman who killed Ian returns and she'll stop at nothing to keep Riley from helping Ian find eternal peace.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012788429
Publisher:
Julia Templeton
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Series:
MacKinnon Curse , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
215,632
File size:
615 KB

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Meet the Author

J.A. Templeton writes young adult novels featuring characters that don't necessarily fit into any box. Aside from writing and reading, she enjoys research, traveling, riding motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends. Married to her first love, she has two grown children and lives in Southwest Washington.

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The Deepest Cut 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 154 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic, I got really attached. The writing was great and I couldn't even force myself to put it down! This book made me smile, laugh, and nearly cry. Brilliant character development, and the horror aspect was pretty scary. I cannot wait to read the second book! :)
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
The Deepest Cut is an amazingly beautiful love story. J.A Templeton's writing is truly beautiful. The tenderness Templeton shows between Riley and Ian made my heart fall in love with them. Riley and Ian's love had me crying, hoping, and longing that they would find a way to be together. Templeton has a gift for writing heart-melting love. Riley and Ian broke my heart with their love that could never be. Riley lost her mother in a car crash, and Riley feels responsible for her mom's death. The guilt is too much for Riley to carry, so she finds a way to let the pain out. But the way Riley has chosen to deal with pain is a secret that she has to hide. When Riley moves to Scotland, it's kind of hard to hide this secret from a ghost, but Ian is not your average creepy ghost. Ian's nineteen, gorgeous, and has been cursed to the lands where Riley now lives. Riley and Ian find strength in each other. Riley never thought that her best friend and the love of her life would be a ghost. And because of her gift, she knows she the only one that can end Ian's curse and he finally crosses over. This will become Riley's deepest pain, letting go of a love she knows she will never have again. Riley and Ian's love will make you feel every tender moment between them. Every heart break, but also the power of love that can heal the deepest cut. I highly recommend The Deepest Cut as a must read and I love the beautiful cover.
need2readVC More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with this book. Grabs you by the hand and leads you through a path you don't expect. Perfect book for teens to read. Makes you think as well. If you don't read this book you will be missing out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book out of impulse after reading the description & i am so glad i did! It is a beautiful book that i read in a few hours. It felt short & definately left me wanting more. I really love Riley as a character & connect with her story immediately. I am gonna forever dream of Ian :-) . I absolutely encourage others 2 read this book.
Harmony323 More than 1 year ago
This review is for the entire series. I absolutely LOVED this series. The source that I found it from emails me a list of free and inexpensive books every day, and some of them are horrible. I never know what to expect when I start reading one, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I purchased the entire series together, which is part of the reason I'm writing the review all together. The editing was a little lacking, and I found a few typos throughout the series, but not enough to take away from the story for me. This is one of the only negative things I have to say about this series. I was hooked from the very moment I started reading this. J.A. Templeton does an amazing job creating visuals, and the very first time the main character saw a ghost I was already feeling a little creeped out! I know I am someone who gets creeped out by stuff like that pretty easily so not everyone may have that immediate reaction, but I assure you it only intensifies as things progress. Further into the series I found myself getting very scared. I do most of my reading at night and there were nights that I didn't read just because I was terrified. I wouldn't think reading words on a page would have my heart thumping in my chest or dreading turning the page, but this series did that to me pretty much the whole way through, especially the second and third books. Personally, I liked that the focus seemed to be more on the suspense than on the romance, if only slightly. For others this may be a mark for the Cons column, but for me the romance was almost a side point to the ghosts that were scaring the crap out of me! The other negative point I have about the MacKinnon Curse series is that it's a bit short. In the last book, one minute you were right in the middle of some crazy stuff going on, and then all of a sudden the whole conflict was resolved. While I do feel J.A. Templeton did a good job giving readers complete content, I enjoyed the books so much that I just would have loved if they took longer to get through. While I would have moved more books to read, I'm happy the author stopped at a trilogy (with the exception of the short prequel). I hate when authors get in the habit of writing a problem per book and fill a series with a bunch of books where the main conflict is resolved within that book and the next has a whole different problem. I feel like this is an easy way to make a really long series and I tend to get bored of these. Templeton wrote a series that flowed very well and made sense within itself. In addition to enjoying the story, I also enjoyed Templeton's writing style. I highly recommend this series to people who like the genre of supernatural romance/supernatural suspense. There is some content that may be disturbing to some readers, including self-harm and witchcraft/dark magic. If these are triggers for you, take discretion with reading. Otherwise, give it a try! I have tons of books I still have to read, but I loved this so much that I'm going to go buy the first book in the MacKinnon Legacy series and read that, first. Enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book surprised me.. it is liste d as a teen or young adult book series, but it is more of a crossover series. Was a great escape read and I found it extremely entertaining.
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When I read it. I loved the book so much. I cried alot.
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This is literally to die for....i couldnt stop crying because i felt so attached to the characters. I love this so much
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Creative. Well written. Loved it.
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Finished it in one sitting absolutely loved it
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I like the writing style. I am drawn to this story. Will be reading the entire series.
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